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Dunkirk (Propeller), U6101, burnt, 1 Dec 1861

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DUNKIRK Propeller, damaged by fire in Buffalo Harbor.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

      The propeller DUNKIRK which lay , light, alongside the dock caught fire and burned to the water's edge in an incredibly short time. The watchman, it is said, had gone up town. The MAYFLOWER was moored astern of the DUNKIRK. She also caught fire, but was finally cut loose and floated off. The DUNKIRK is a W. T. Co's boat, worth $18,000 or $20,000. We could not learn any particulars in reference to amount of loss on wharehouses or insurance.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, December 17, 1861

Screw DUNKIRK. U. S. No. 6101. Of 542 tons. Built Ohio City, Ohio 1853. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. Disposition:-- Abandoned 1878
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $7,000
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Dunkirk (Propeller), U6101, burnt, 1 Dec 1861